Lang Co beach is renowned for having one of the most stunning natural coastal landscapes in Vietnam. Being situated between Da Nang city and Hue, Lang Co is a perfect stop if you are traveling between these two cities. Read on to learn about recommended guidelines for a rewarding trip to this location!
1. An overview of Lang Co beach
Lang Co beach is located in Lang Co town, Phu Loc district, Thua Thien Hue province. It sits more than 60 kilometers from Hue city center and about 25 kilometers away from Da Nang city, right at the foot of the famous Hai Van pass. Lang Co is considered "an all-in-one place” with majestic mountains, white sand banks, and pure seawater filled with warm sunshine.
The peak season of Lang Co beach is from April to July. The rainy season is from August to December. It can also get cold between December and March with the breeze coming from the northwest.
2. How to get to Lang Co beach Hue?
- Plane: For travelers departing from Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi, there are daily flights from these cities to Hue available of many different airlines. Upon landing at Phu Bai airport - Hue, you could move to Lang Co beach by taxi, which normally takes one hour.
- Train: This is ideal for those who have plenty of time and want to admire the beauty of Vietnam along the way. Before moving from Hue to Lang Co beach, you first book train tickets from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City to Hue. The ticket price ranges from 350,000 VND to 1,200,000 VND depending on the class.
- Coach: The coaches to Hue are usually North-South sleeper coaches. The fare ranges from 300,000 VND to 450,000 VND/ticket.
- Taxi: You may take a taxi from Da Nang International Airport to Lang Co. Most taxis are metered and will cost roughly 450,000 VND inclusive of tolls and airport exit fees.
3. Must-try activities at Lang Co beach Vietnam
3.1. Get relaxed at Lang Co beach
Lang Co features a stunning and long stretch of beach in the shape of an arc, with the mountains of Bach Ma National Park in the background. The 10-kilometer-long beach with its fine yellow and white sand looks very inviting. If you think that spending time at the beach is only about swimming, there's a lot more that you're missing out on, such as: enjoying the warm breeze, indulging in some magazines, or renting a boat to go around. A stroll along the beach in the evening will take you to a number of excellent seafood eateries.
3.2. Catch the sunrise on Canh Duong beach
Canh Duong is located just below Laguna, next to Chan May port in Loc Vinh commune. The smooth arc of white sand embracing the immense sea has made thousands of visitors fall in love with this beach in Lang Co bay.
Coming to Canh Duong beach, you should try watching the sunrise gradually appear on the horizon. This moment will bring you not only inner peace but also a lot of amazing photos.
3.3. Go fishing in Lap An lagoon
Lap An lagoon, nestled between the beautiful Bach Ma National Park and Lang Co bay, resembles a fairy’s hair on the fabulous Lang Co sea painting.
Lap An's water is blackish - a blend of fresh and salty water. In the sunset, Lap An lagoon glistens like a huge mirror reflecting the sky.
Coming to the lagoon, you can also see many tiny boats of the local fishermen floating along the water surface. Trying fishing with the locals while enjoying the airy, peaceful space will definitely help you unwind from a hectic life.
3.4. Explore Bach Ma National Park
Having entered Lang Co beach, you should not miss Bach Ma National Park which has the most pleasant climate in Indochina with cool temperatures all year round, fluctuating between 10 and 22°C. You will be surprised by the huge ecosystem with about 500 species of plants and many kinds of rare creatures residing here. This is also a favorite place of tourists who are passionate about trekking and want to discover their limits as well as see the beauty of nature.
3.5. Admire the beauty of Lang Co Bay from the Hai Van pass
The Hai Van pass is an old highway that was built prior to the construction of the 6.2-kilometer-long tunnel. Between Da Nang and Lang Co, this route winds its way through the mountains. On the top are some breathtaking views capturing the entire Lang Co and some US outpost ruins left from the war.
3.6. Visit Elephant Springs (suoi Voi)
The Elephant Springs is a great stop on your way from Hue to Da Nang or vice versa while driving over the Hai Van pass. It is 60 kilometers away from Hue and 50 kilometers away from Da Nang.
The Elephant Springs is around 500 meters in length, and has various natural swimming pools with clear and cool water. Small and huge rocks can be found scattered across the stream. Among them, there is a giant rock that looks like an elephant which becomes the name of the spring.
When you come here, you can soak and cool off in the water or relax on the flat rocks while sunbathing and listening to the sound of the water flowing down.
3.7. Visit the Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh
The Nguyen Emperor Khai Dinh's Royal Tomb was constructed by Emperor Khai Dinh - the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty, during the period from 1920 to 1931.
It is unique among the royal tombs in Hue, Vietnam. Whereas other royal tombs are expansive, Khai Dinh built his final resting place in a small area which is the combination of Eastern and Western architectural styles.
3.8. Watch the sunset of Tam Giang lagoon
The site is located in Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Huong Tra, 15 kilometers away from Hue City. It is where the Perfume, Bo, and O Lau rivers converge before flowing into the sea through the Thuan An estuary. Tam Giang Lagoon's natural beauty and tranquility is to be admired and enjoyed by anybody visiting.
3.9. Learn about the culture of craft villages in Lang Co Bay
In addition to visiting famous tourist sites, learning about the culture of craft villages in Lang Co is also an interesting experience. After about one hour of driving on the way from Lang Co to Tu Duc Tomb, you will see a small road in the suburbs where there are stalls selling colorful incense. Here you have the chance to hand-pick each incense stick and capture awe-inspiring photos.
4. What to eat at Lang Co Beach Da Nang - Hue
The impression about Lang Co is that it not only has a poetic view but also many specialties of the sea such as steamed crab with lemongrass, grilled oyster with cheese, sea crab hot pot, crab cake soup, scallop sauce, etc. The seafood in Lang Co has become well-known because it is really cheap yet super fresh and tasty. Tourists visiting Lang Co can’t help trying the excellent seafood delicacies on offer.
5. Things to remember when visiting Lang Co Vietnam
- Be careful when bathing in Lang Co beach, especially in deep water areas
- Lang Co is located quite far from the city center, so there are few entertainment activities in the evening
- Before buying things for gifts, it’s best to negotiate with sellers
Lang Co belongs to Thua Thien Hue province, but sits near Da Nang. Therefore, if you are looking for a trip to Hue and Da Nang, Lang Co beach will be a great stop besides many other tourist attractions such as Thai Hoa palace, Thien Mu pagoda, Hoi An ancient town, Cham Islands, and so on.
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As one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, Lang Co beach Hue promises to bring unforgettable experiences to tourists from all over the world. Kick off your trip to this land with the voucher, combo, tour to Da Nang to enjoy it to the fullest while saving money!